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“Hi guys, how you?” Tali Babes is back and ready to take us all on an adventure to her hometown in Jozi – Are you ready to laugh and laugh and laugh?


Johannesburg, South Africa (18 August 2022) – Move over Cape Town, Tali Babes is heading home to Jozi, and we actually just can’t even! Tali is back for season three, and she is ready to reconnect with her hometown and dust Cape Town off her shoulders.

Having shared her wedding in Tali’s Wedding Diary and then her pregnancy in Tali’s Baby Diary, Tali is moving back to Joburg in Season 3, determined to get Jayden into the premium preschool, Little Angels Hyde Park, and reclaim her crown, or at the very least the title of Class Mom.

In season 3, Tali has a dose of reality after the pandemic knocks her hubby Darren into a new normal. She heads back home to move in with mom and dad after Darren’s business all but dissolves, and those shiny credit cards started bouncing.

The series, created and produced by Julia Anastasopoulos, aka SuzelleDIY, and her production company Sketchbook, is excited to take Tali on this new, more humble season.

“I am so excited to dive back into the world of Tali,” says Anastasopoulos. “Sketchbook is so very proud of this project and it has been so wonderful to get the clan back together again this year. We’ve already been in stitches on set watching some of the scenes unfold and I think this season is going to be sensational.”

The previous seasons have earned high praise and accolades for the cast so seeing a new season on the horizon is very exciting.

The first ever Showmax Original, Tali’s Wedding Diary set a (then) record for the most first-day views on Showmax and was the most awarded comedy at the 2019 SAFTAs, taking home five prizes, including Best Comedy, Best Director (Ari Kruger) and Best Actress (Julia Anastasopoulos, aka SuzelleDIY). The hit mockumentary was followed by Tali’s Baby Diary last year, which is joint second in the overall rankings at the 2022 SAFTAs, with 11 nominations, including Best TV Comedy.

As Tali, Julia Anastasopoulos is nominated again at the 2022 SAFTAs for Best Actress, with the series also up for Directing (Ari Kruger and Daniel Zimbler), Cinematography (James Adey), and Editing (Richard Starkey and Gordon Midgley) – all categories the show won in 2019.

As Tali’s long-suffering husband, Darren, Anton Taylor cracked his first SAFTA nomination for Best Actor, as did comedian Kate Pinchuck (Taryn) in the Best Supporting Actress category, where she’s competing against co-star Kate Normington (Tali’s mom, Michelle).

They’re all back for Tali’s Joburg Diary, as are fan favourites Glen Biderman-Pam, criminally overlooked at the SAFTAs as Rael Rosen, and Coconut Kelz, who’ll give Tali a Joburg makeover this season to help her dust the Cape Town off her. Also, look out for Naledi Award nominee Sharon Spiegel Wagner (Bedford Wives) as Monique the Beak, the reigning Class Mom at Little Angels.

“I think we all need a laugh after the past few years, so we can’t wait to have Tali back on Showmax in November 2022,” says Nomsa Philiso, executive head of programming at MultiChoice. “It’s going to be the same Tali, with a very different bank balance, in a very different Joburg. Tighten your belt and sharpen those nails. Let the battle for Class Mom begin.”

Take a look at Tali’s season 3 announcement below. You will be able to catch it on Showmax this November.

@talibabesofficial BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! That’s right guys season 3 is coming!!!!! I am so excited for you guys to follow us on our next adventure! I’m actually finished. And I love u guys. SO much 👄 #talisjoburgdiary #whattheactual #herecomestali3 #influencer #momfluencer #TalisJoburgDiaryShowmax @showmaxonline ♬ original sound – talibabesofficial

Sources: Showmax – Supplied
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